17 items from 2017
Falling Water has some new company. Deadline reports Brittany Allen has joined season two of the USA Network TV show.The sci-fi drama tells the story of three unrelated people who realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream. The cast includes David Ajala, Lizzie Brocheré, Will Yun Lee, Kai Lennox, Anna Wood, and Zak Orth.Read More… »
This past summer was a memorable one for fans of Konami's video game franchise Castlevania. In addition to the release of a new four-episode animated series adaptation of the video games on Netflix, the streaming service also renewed the series for an eight-episode second season, and viewers of the show were treated to a story that took an R-rated approach to violence and a bold path with its storytelling. One of the creative forces behind the new series is Adi Shankar (executive producer of films such as Dredd and The Grey) and I had the opportunity to talk with the filmmaker about collaborating with Sam Deats and Warren Ellis, the freedom of working with Netflix, and much more.
Thanks so much for taking some time to talk with me and congratulations on Castlevania. I wrapped up watching the first season and I absolutely loved it.
Adi Shankar: Amazing, amazing. »
- Derek Anderson
Brittany Allen is set for a recurring role for the second season of USA Network’s Falling Water in a recasting. Allen will play Sabine Brighton, the role played in Season 1 by Brooke Bloom, who could not return due to a scheduling conflict. Sabine is Tess’ (Lizzie Brocheré) big sister, a clinical psychologist, and the love of Taka’s (Will Yun Lee) life. Sabine and Tess didn’t have the easiest relationship growing up, but it still was always them against the world – and… »
Falling Water has some new company. Deadline reports Kristopher Turner and Stephen Arbuckle have joined season two of the USA Network TV show.The drama follows three unrelated people who realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream. The cast includes David Ajala, Lizzie Brocheré, Will Yun Lee, Kai Lennox, Anna Wood, and Zak Orth.Read More… »
Reversing Hollywood’s decades-long practice of casting white actors in Asian roles has proved vexing. Boycotts haven’t worked. Op-eds have drawn attention to the issue, and social media has magnified the scrutiny of the lack of diversity and inclusion on the big screen.
But last week’s stunning decision by British actor Ed Skrein to drop out of playing a Japanese-American character in the upcoming “Hellboy” reboot is likely to put pressure not only on casting directors but actors themselves, as well as film companies and studios.
Skrein, who declined an interview request, said in a statement that when he accepted the role, he was unaware that the character of Ben Daimio was of Asian heritage. He said the casting announcement caused “understandable upset” and “intense conversation” that prompted him to do what he felt was right. The response to his move has been largely positive, with many people on social media pledging to support other »
- Ricardo Lopez
Saving Hope alum Kristopher Turner and Stephen Arbuckle (Flint, Happy Town) are set for recurring roles on the second season of USA's Falling Water. The supernatural thriller drama follows three unrelated people (David Ajala, Will Yun Lee, Lizzie Brochere) whose worlds collide when they discover newfound abilities to manipulate dreams – and, by extension, the dreamers themselves. Turner will play Jeremy, James' tutor who may have a thing for Tess (Brochere). Arbuckle will… »
Sepideh Moafi is heading to USA Network. Deadline reports the Notorious star has joined season two of Falling Water.The drama tells the story of three unrelated people who realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream. The cast includes David Ajala, Lizzie Brocheré, Will Yun Lee, Kai Lennox, Anna Wood, and Zak Orth.Read More… »
Notorious alumna Sepideh Moafi has signed on as a series regular for the second season of USA’s Falling Water. Season 2 of the supernatural thriller drama follows three unrelated people (David Ajala, Will Yun Lee, Lizzie Brochere) whose worlds collide when they discover newfound abilities to manipulate dreams – and, by extension, the dreamers themselves. They must determine how to use their gifts once they realize the fate of the world rests with them. Moafi will play… »
Brigitte Nielsen has been cast in “Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets” superhero-themed TV action series, taking over the villain role vacated by Mark Salling, who was indicted last year for receiving and possessing child pornography.
Shankar, who is independently producing the half-hour show, told Variety that Nielsen plays a “modified version” of Salling’s character. The director re-shot scenes with the Danish-born thesp earlier this month and said “Gods and Secrets” is now in post-production.
“I just kind of reached out to her,” Shankar said, saying he’s been in touch with Nielsen ever since he was trying to put together an all-female movie adaptation of “The Expendables” five years ago.
Re-shooting the scenes with Nielsen required bringing back other »
- Todd Spangler
In a statement posted on Twitter, Lenkov said, “Both actors chose not to extend their contracts. CBS was extremely generous and proactive in their renegotiation talks. So much so, the actors were getting unprecedented raises, but in the end they chose to move on. No one wanted to see them go–they are irreplaceable.”
“In our 168 episodes, Hawaii Five-0 has and will continue to showcase one of the most diverse casts on TV: Chi McBride, Jorge Garcia, Mark Dacascos, Ian Anthony Dale, Will Yun Lee, Masai Oka, Dennis Chun, Taylor Wily, Shawn Garnett, Kimee Balmilero, Kekoa Kekumano, Shawn Anthony Thomsen, as well as Daniel and Grace … all of these great talents regulars or recurring. I’m proud of that roster and of our show,” Lenkov concluded. You can read the full statement below.
- Joe Otterson
Falling Water will return. Variety reports USA Network has renewed the TV series for a second season.The drama, which ended its first season last December, is the story of three unrelated people who realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream. The cast includes David Ajala, Lizzie Brocheré, Will Yun Lee, Kai Lennox, Anna Wood, and Zak Orth.Read More… »
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Additionally, Rémi Aubuchon (Falling Skies) has joined the series as showrunner for the new season, which follows three unrelated people who discover they can manipulate dreams — and by extension, the dreamers. Now they have to decide how to use their gifts after realizing the fate of the world rests with them.
The series follows three unrelated people whose worlds collide when they discover newfound abilities to manipulate dreams, and by extension, the dreamers themselves. They must now determine how to use their gifts once they realize the fate of the world rests with them. The series stars David Ajala, Will Yun Lee, and Lizzie Brochere.
“‘Falling Water’ turns the traditional dramatic thriller on its head by tapping into the power of something we all have access to: dreams,” said Chris McCumber, president of entertainment networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “We look forward to continuing this bold, completely unique story.”
The drama hails from Universal Cable Productions and executive producers Gale Anne Hurd of Valhalla Entertainment, Blake Masters, the late Henry Bromell, and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. Rémi Aubuchon will join the series as showrunner for Season 2, which will debut later this year. Aubuchon »
- Joe Otterson
The cabler has renewed the supernatural drama for a second season, and has tapped Remi Aubuchon (Falling Skies) to take over as showrunner, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Season two is set to launch later this year.
David Ajala (Fast & Furious 6), Will Yun Lee (Hawaii Five-0) and Lizzie Brochere (American Horror Story: Asylum) star in the series, which centers on three unrelated people whose worlds collide when they discover newfound abilities to manipulate dreams — and by extension, the dreamers themselves. They must now determine how to use their gifts once »
- Kate Stanhope
2012’s open-world action game Sleeping Dogs is mostly remembered for being gaming’s latest attempt to nail down the John Wu-esque blend of Hong Kong gunplay and high-stakes kung fu (and for featuring Emma Stone in a supporting role). Now, Rogue One star Donnie Yen wants to revive the gaming franchise as a series of action films.
Sleeping Dogs centers on Wei Shen (played by Will Yun Lee in the game), an undercover cop infiltrating Hong Kong’s Triad gangs. Yen—who made his name in stuff like the Ip Man films and other Hong Kong fare, and whose most recent credit is xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage—would take over the role of Shen for the film, which would presumably involve a lot of shooting people, sliding acrobatically over tables, and kicking folks in the face.
- William Hughes
The future of Sleeping Dogs is questionable at best, particularly after the closure of United Front Games and subsequent cancellation of Triad Wars and the ambitious, embryonic sequel, Sleeping Dogs 2.
But just because a property fails in one medium doesn’t necessarily mean it can’t succeed in another; Deadline is reporting that Original Film and Square Enix – the publishing house behind United Front Games – have struck a deal for a live-action movie based on Sleeping Dogs, and it’s currently courting Chinese superstar Donnie Yen to headline. Best known as the IP Man, Yen has found international success recently through the likes of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and action threequel xXx: Return of Xander Cage – two Hollywood tentpoles that fared remarkably well in China thanks to the inclusion of the actor.
- Michael Briers
The leading cast includes Yancey Arias, Lance Reddick, Katie Chang, “Bosch” star Jamie Hector and Kevin Quinn. Other cast members are Woody McClain, Harry Lennix, Jon Seda, Will Yun Lee, Michael Beach and Giovanni Watson.
“Canal Street” is a story about the reasons for the deep-seated divisions within the city of Chicago and the city’s diversity, touching on themes of family, friendship, and forgiveness.
“‘Canal Street’ is a visual and »
- Dave McNary
17 items from 2017
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